Mission Study Tour participants get deep knowledge of Polish yachting industry


Abdul Basit

The participants of the second edition of the Mission Study Tour expressed their gratitude to the organisers for the wonderful and very informative interactive sessions, B2B meetings, testing of yachts and visits of Poland’s top shipyards during the Mission, which was held along with the 14th edition of WIND and WATER Boat Show on water at Marina Gdynia. Poland.

That’s the reason this year’s WIND and WATER Boat Show was a unique event not only for fans of water sports and recreation on water, but also a special opportunity to promote Polish companies from the yacht industry as well as their highest quality products abroad.

The participants of the Mission Study Tour included potential business partners and journalists from leading industry media from the USA, the UAE and China. They represented Sail Magazine, Yacht and Sea, Soundings Trade Only, IBI Magazine, Asia-Pacific Boating, Ocean Way, Yacht Style, Fragrant Harbour and The UAE News.

The goal of the Mission is to promote the Polish yachting industry abroad – Polish top-quality final products. By providing interesting and comprehensive information about Polish companies, their history and rich product offer to the participants, the organisers aim at establishing strong business relationships with foreign guests as well as promoting Polish yachting industry abroad.

The Mission Study Tour is part of the Brand Program supporting the 12 most promising and innovative sectors of the Polish economy, including the yachting industry. After many years of building a strong position on the European market, Polish companies are currently expanding into non-EU markets – Russia, the UAE, the United States.

The guests visited the shipyards Galeon, Conrad, Sunreef Yachts and the company Sail Service as well as participated in numerous B2B meetings with representatives of the Polish yachting industry, including Sebastian Nietupski – President of the Polish Chamber of Marine Industry and Water Sports – POLBOAT.

Participants of the Mission also took part in the tests of sailing units: NFun 30, Maxus 24 evo, Caravela 950 (a yacht on which Rafał Moszczyński will go on a lonely cruise around the world to celebrate the historic feat of Henryk Jaskuła 40 years ago), Albatros 4.30 and the Nawiatr N700K catamaran.

They also tested motor units: Balt 918 Titanium, Parker 110 Monaco (winner of Best of Boats at the Berlin Fair in 2018 and Yacht of the Year in Poland 2019), Parker 850 Voyager, Northman 1200, Baltica 660 weekend, Diamond 550, Eagle One, Enigma 26GT, Musica.71, MK 625, Tender 740 and 3Bros water go-kart.

Participants of the Mission, at the special invitation of Sunreef Yachts, met with the former President of the Republic of Poland Lech Walesa, who presented the guests the history of the Polish shipyards.

As part of the Mission, a press conference was also held for Polish local as well as nationwide media: “The strength and potential of the Polish yacht industry. Elements of the government’s industry support program on foreign markets “.

The press conference was dedicated to the achievements of the Polish yachting industry, the role of boat shows in the promotion of the Polish yacht industry as well as the Industry Promotion Program – Brand for the Polish yacht and boat sector.

Michał Bąk – Secretary General of the Polish Chamber of Marine Industry and Water Sports POLBOAT, Jacek Oryl – Director of the WIND and WATER Boat Show, Member of the Executive Board of POLBOAT as well as Wojciech Nowicki – Project Manager from the Polish Investment and Trade Agency PAIH gave speeches and explained the role and position of Poland in the overall European yachting industry.

Polish yachting industry
The Polish market is a significant part of the global market, especially in the most popular segment of motor yachts from 6 to 9 m in length with outboard engines. In this area, Poland is the European leader and the second producer in the world after the USA. This type of Polish boats and sailing yachts is the strength of our industry.

Furthermore, Poland is a manufacturer of luxury motor yachts with a length of over 9 m and world-renowned luxury, personalized catamarans – a prominent symbol of the industry. The Polish yacht industry is represented by 1,000 companies with approx. 40,000 employees. The annual potential of Polish shipyards is estimated at 22,000 units. – abdulbasit@theuaenews.com